Pronunciation: (ik-strak'tiv), [key]
1. tending or serving to extract, or based upon extraction: coal, oil, copper, and other extractive industries.
2. capable of being extracted, as from the earth: extractive fuels.
3. of, pertaining to, or involving extraction: extractive surgery.
4. of or of the nature of an extract.
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